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Industry Focus

Travel and Tourism

Globalization is turning travel and tourism into one of the largest sectors of the economy, and new economic models, such as the sharing economy, are fundamentally changing the travel and tourism landscape. This creates opportunities for cultural exchange, environmental stewardship, and more equitable global prosperity. As consumers become more aware of the impacts of their travel choices, they expect and demand more responsible services.

Travel and Tourism Overview


How We Work


We work with travel and tourism companies to integrate sustainability into their core business strategies and benefit their operations and value chain. For example, in partnership with Hilton Worldwide, we launched the Center for Sustainable Procurement to help professionals in the hotel industry and beyond make informed purchasing decisions using the best available sustainability data and information. BSR has also worked with hospitality companies to train their workforce to identify and take action on human trafficking issues. 



Our Focus


  • Climate risk and resilience, water, and biodiversity impacts
  • Consumer engagement and sustainable lifestyles
  • Inclusive economic growth, good jobs, and the future of work
  • Human rights, human trafficking, and labor conditions
  • Strategy development and integration, including materiality analysis
  • Supply chain, including category spend, risks, and sustainability landscape assessments to prioritize opportunities and develop strategies, goals, policies and programs.

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Travel and Tourism Members

  • Hilton Worldwide
  • InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Company

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Collaborative Initiatives on Travel and Tourism

Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Value Creation through Natural Capital

Value Creation through Natural Capital

Strategic engagement for companies on managing impacts and dependencies on natural capital, biodiversity, and ecosystem services

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Meet the Team for Travel and Tourism

Elisa Niemtzow

Elisa Niemtzow

Managing Director

Paris


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


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Contact the Travel and Tourism team with any questions.

Our Insights on Travel and Tourism

Labor Supply Chain Integrity and Ethical Recruitment: A Perspective from IOM

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Labor Supply Chain Integrity and Ethical Recruitment: A Perspective from IOM

Federico Soda, Head of Labor Migration and Human Development, International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration and BSR are collaborating to help improve international labor migration and recruitment practices through a voluntary fair recruitment framework and public-private alliance to increase ethical practices in the international recruitment industry.

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A Collaborative Approach in Myanmar

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A Collaborative Approach in Myanmar

In the frenzy to invest in Myanmar’s economic development, companies can work together to tackle some of the country’s biggest challenges.

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What Happens in Vegas…Corporate ‘Sexual’ Responsibility?

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What Happens in Vegas…Corporate ‘Sexual’ Responsibility?

One-third of all sex purchase happens on business travel. Is the company responsible for what employees do after hours?

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Reporting on Business Travel Emissions

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Reporting on Business Travel Emissions

The U.S. recently hosted representatives of 15 countries to discuss global solutions for reducing aviation emissions. The private sector should take note, as leading companies more rigorously evaluate their own business travel emissions.

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